Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Work by Sparkplug at Artlington Arts Center

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6 – 9 pm

clockwise from top left:
Peter Gordon, Going Green: Cap and Trade #1, Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 10x15", 2009; Mark Planisek, 6th and K St. NW, Photo Box Collage, 6-1/2x8-1/2x2-1/2, 2008; Karen Joan Topping, Still - Red Light, Green Light, Digital Video DVD 8 minutes 20seconds, 2008; Deborah Carroll Anzinger, detail - My Sister Had a Pogo Stick, 64x56", oil, resin and sharpie

Sparkplug; NEW WORK

Jenkins Community Gallery, June 19 – August 22, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6 – 9 pm

Artists Talk: Wednesday, July 22, 7 – 9 pm

DC Arts Center’s resident arts collective Sparkplug is, at present, a spirited gathering of ten artists and curators who meet twice a month to discuss their work, explore the arts in the nation’s capital, grow their community, and dream up creative engagements in DC and around the globe. In the context of this closely-focused show, Sparkplug’s mission will be to testify to its own mutable now: the now of its production, the now of its collective exchanges, the now of individual stances outside of the collective, the now that will inevitably be then soon. For a collective whose very existence is based on a charter of becoming, of sharing, of transitions, of emergence, of change…the privileging of a specific Sparkplug moment presents a persistent (albeit purposeful) challenge.

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow and Blair Murphy, the show will highlight painting, drawing, video, photography, and mixtures thereof by:

Deborah Carroll-Anzinger, Peter Gordon, Lisa McCarty, Kathryn McDonnell, Michael Matason, Mark Planisek, Karen Joan Topping and Jenny Walton.